1816 First black church in the U.SThe African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia opens. Also, the first black bishop in the U.S., Rev. Richard Allen, is ordained to head the church.
1713 Queen Anne's WarThe Treaty of Utrecht signed ending the war.
1947 Meshach Taylord. 2014 American actor. TV: Designing Women (1986-1993, Anthony Bouvier).
1945 Citationd. 1970 thoroughbred race horse, 1948 Triple Crown winner, and the first race horse to win $1,000,000 (1951).
1939 Louise LasserAmerican actress. TV: Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (title role).
1933 Tony BrownAmerican journalist. TV: Black Journal (host, moderator).
1932 Joel Grey(Joel Katz), American Oscar-Tony-winning actor. Broadway: Cabaret (1966, Tony, as the emcee). Film: Cabaret (1972, Oscar, as the emcee).
1931 Johnny Sheffieldd. 2010 American actor. Film: He played Boy in the Tarzan movies of the 1940s and later starred in the Bomba the Jungle Boy (1949-55) movies.
1930 Nicholas F. BradyAmerican banker, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.
1914 Norman McLarend. 1987 Scottish-born Canadian film animator. Film: Neighbors (1952, Oscar), in which he animated actual actors by filming them one frame at time while slightly changing their positions.
1913 Oleg Cassinid. 2006 French-born fashion and costume designer. He was the official couturier to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.